Buffallo (NY)--"City of Light" and "McKinley Curse"
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The Buffalo Sabres play in the NHL playoff's tonight. Eliot Spitzer just
today accepted the Democratic convention nomination for New York State Governor
Buffalo's nickname (taken from Paris) is "City of Light," from the electric
light display at 1901 Pan American Exposition.
"McKinley Curse" has been used for Buffalo in the past 100 years, but, like
the "Curse of the Bambino," it seems more coincidence/convenience than a
formal "curse." The "McKinley curse" was mentioned on NPR in 2001. Supposedly, the
failure of the Buffalo Bills to win the Super Bowl in the 1990s prompted
Buffalo's newspapers to invent the "McKinley curse." Are Buffalo's newspapers
digitized to check this?
"CITY OF LIGHT"
_CITY OF LIGHT WAS SHAKEN.; Czolgosz Nearly Killed the Exposition.
Stockholders Stand to Lose a Million. Buffalo's Splendid Courage is Bent Toward Making
a Final Success. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S INTEREST. _
THE NEW ASSOCIATED PRESS. Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los
Angeles, Calif.: Sep 23, 1901. p. 2 (1 page)
_REVIVAL IN BUFFALO; City Shaking Off Effects of Fortnight of Anxiety.
BRILLIANT CLOSE OF EXPOSITION Six Weeks More Left Beautiful City of Light in Which
to Recover from Heavy Blow of National Tragedy -- General Rally All Over the
Country to Show Sympathy -- State Days to Be Observed on More Magnificent
Scale Than First Proposed. _
The Washington Post. Sep 23, 1901. p. 7 (1 page)
_FAREWELL WEEK AT BUFFALO.; Close of the City of Light to Be Marked by
Notable Series of Events. _
The Washington Post (1877-1954). Washington, D.C.: Oct 28, 1901. p. 1 (1
_Buffalo, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_
... that Buffalo suffers from the "Curse of McKinley" -- that the city has
been cursed by bad luck since President McKinley's 1901 assassination and this
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_Buffalo is Focus of National Radio Show_
"Buffalo has always fascinated me since I visited my aunt Zula there when I
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27 Apr 2006 by sukhdeep
There is a myth, propagated by a local newspaper following one of the
Bills’ four straight Super Bowl losses in the 1990s, that Buffalo suffers
the “Curse of McKinley” — that the city has been cursed by bad luck since
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_Complete Life of William McKinley and Story of His Assassination - Page
by Marshall Everett
LYING IN STATE IN BUFFALO. ... “Curse the man that shot you!” he said. The
urged him forward, and he went out shaking his I muttering against the ...
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